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Vila Catarina Surfcamp

An all-inclusive surf camp on Portugals' Algarve surrounded by lush gardens, pool, sauna, and BBQ area. Being the heart of TSE The Surf Experience, its first-class cooking will blow you away. 5-10 minutes drive outside Lagos, transport from and to the beach will be provided every day.

From € 530,00

Our surf camp Vila Catarina on Portugal’s Algarve is only a 5-10 minute drive outside of Lagos in a quiet and nice neighborhood. The surf camp is surrounded by lush gardens featuring a swimming pool and a sauna – for the colder months of the year. The vila contains different bedrooms in the house and bungalows in the garden. As soon as you arrive, Iris, Urs, and the whole team will be working hard on and off of the beach to ensure that your surf experience with us will be one to remember!

DAILY SURF LESSONS

we have 2 sessions daily for each surf level

EXPERIENCED

founded 25 years ago, one of the first surf camps

PHOTOGRAPHY

we capture you while you’re surfing

VIDEO ANALYSIS & THEORY

2 times a week video analysis & surf theory

Rooms

All rooms of the surf camp comply with the highest standard and have their own bathrooms. The luxurious vila features a large living room with a TV, DVD player, stereo, and pool table to ensure a relaxing environment after a hard day at the beach! As many guests had to find out, leaving can be very difficult and return visits to our surfing home in Portugal are very common.

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Video Analysis and Theory

2 times a week video analysis & surf theory

TSE – The Surf Experience is a family affair surf camp and staying at Vila Catarina is a perfect chance to participate in the surf culture on all levels. Not only do we teach you everything about surfing in the water, no! Our experienced surf coaches teach you everything you need to know about surfing: technique, rules, tides or behaviour in the water. Two times a week we film you while surfing and analyze the videos together in order to improve your skills even more.

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FACILITIES

Facilities

  • Chef & kitchenstaff
  • Board room
  • Pool, garden and sun loungers
  • Sauna
  • Yoga shala
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Full-time host team
  • Table tennis, Slackline, Indoboards
  • Outdoor lounge areas
  • Free tea & Fruits
  • Smart TV, Stereo
  • In-house Shop
  • Hairdryer
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FOOD

Connie's amazing dishes

Connie’s world-famous skills in the kitchen have to be sampled to be believed, her truly first-class cooking will blow you away. Vegetarian, vegan, any allergies? No problem at all! On 2 nights a week, we will drive you into town and you will be able to choose one of the numerous great restaurants. Most people usually stay in town for one or two drinks as well to get to know the famous Lagos nightlife…

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SURFING

Surfing in Portugal with TSE

Surfschool in Portugal – surf coaching is our most comprehensive program. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or an advanced surfer – our progressive surf lessons will match your abilities.  The aim of the surf coaching is to take your surfing here on the Algarve to the next level as quickly as possible with hands on instruction.

A TYPICAL SURF DAY with TSE

  • 07.30 Sunrise yoga (optional extra)
  • 08.45 Healthy and rich breakfast
  • 09.30 Road trip to the best waves
  • 10.30 First surf lesson
  • 12.30 Lunch at the beach
  • 13.30 Second surf lesson
  • 17.30 Video Analysis, Theory lesson or Yoga
  • 19.30 Dinner or hitting town

Surf, Eat, Sleep – Repeat.

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YOGA

Yoga

Inhale, exhale and activate your muscles before surfing or join one of our classes after the surf to relax and stretch your body.

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Surf Massage

Surf Massage

Surfers take a lot of pounding that by the end of a day in the water, leaves them with tight, sore muscles. Tense muscles can have a domino effect, spreading through the entire body and affecting nerves, muscles, and bones. Our surfing massages directly address this problem by easing muscles and enabling the body to maintain a healthy posture and balance.

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How to get here

How to get here

Coming by plane, by train, by bus, by car or by foot? There are many different ways you can visit our beautiful locations in Lagos and Praia da Luz.

We had a hell of a time!

We went to different beautiful beaches, had surfing theory and they taught everyone individually. We also got a lot of options for our free time which we really enjoyed (beachparty, poolparty and so on).

― Alexa
Best time of my life

Amazing team of amazing individuals. Always professional and always with a smile. They will turn your surfing experience into a real adventure.

― Jakub
Inspiring and unique surf holidays at TSE in Lagos

My two best friends and me booked one week at TSE and stayed in Vila Catarina. We enjoyed our trip so much that I decided to stayed 3 more days.. The staff was just fun and nice, but also professional!

― Naomi
Get your surfing experience with us

Surf Lessons or Surf Guiding

Surf with our surf school – we offer surf lessons or surf guiding. We teach you all! First days, beginners, intermediate or advanced surfers improve their skills with us! Group surf lessons or private surf coach, accommodation or surfing only as a day guest? We’ve got you covered!

Living the Surf Life at Vila Catarina

Do you have questions?

You can arrive as well as join the surf course on any day of the week. If you are a first time guest, the check in time is 8am to 10pm. If you have stayed with us before, you can arrive any time you want.

Minimum stay with us is 4 nights and everything else is possible- as long as there are spaces available of course.

Our guests are usually between 20 and 40 years old. From time to time, however, we do get 9-year-old pro surfers to show 53-year-old tax advisors how the wind blows…

Faro airport is about a 1-hour drive from our camp. Apart from Faro, you can get cheap flights to Lisbon and Seville, both of which are approx. 300 km away.

All-Inclusive Surf Package at Vila Catarina

3 - 4 BED ROOM

Low Season
November – June

  • € 530,00 / 1 Week
  • € 1.071,00 / 2 Weeks
Starting from

€ 530,00

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3 - 4 BED ROOM

High Season
July – October

  • € 681,00 / 1 Week
  • € 1.365,90 / 2 Weeks
Starting from

€ 681,00

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2 BED ROOM

Low Season
November – June

  • € 561,50 / 1 Week
  • € 1.131,35 / 2 Weeks
Starting from

€ 561,50

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2 BED ROOM

High Season
July – October

  • € 725,10 / 1 Week
  • € 1.449,69 / 2 Weeks
Starting from

€ 725,10

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